Gloria Arroyo as foreign secretary?

So traumatized and demoralized are the foreign service corps – with the damage control operation that they have to perform every time President Duterte curses other governments and international institutions plus the impending appointments of retired generals to ambassadorial posts – that many like the idea of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the next […]

September 23, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  No Comments

Happy days are here again for Gloria Arroyo and associates

It’s only 45 days away when Rodrigo Duterte becomes the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines. If Duterte makes good his election promise, Gloria Arroyo, who has won another term as representative of the second district of Pampanga, can look forward to days of freedom very soon. She has been confined at the […]

May 16, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Governance  19 Comments

Why Gloria Arroyo is not worried

A friend shared this tidbit about his meeting with Elena Bautista-Horn, a Gloria Arroyo loyalist, in a mall last year. He asked how they, referring to the Arroyo camp, were doing. When Bautista-Horn replied, she looked unworried. “We survived three years. Three more years to go,” she said. That was last year. Now, there are […]

May 11, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family  23 Comments

Concrete evidence, not snide remarks, needed to convict Gloria

The day that President Aquino talks about his accomplishments without snide remarks at Gloria Arroyo, is the day I can say that he has matured as a leader of this country. As of now, his penchant for snide remarks about people he doesn’t like gives the impression of being juvenile. Reports from Vientiane, Laos , […]

November 7, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Arroyo and family, Malaya  9 Comments

Lakas ng loob manlait ni PNoy, popular kasi siya

Binatikos si Pangulong Aquino sa kanyang mga pinagsasabi nang siya ay nasa New Zealand. Una ay ang kanyang patutsada kay Gloria Arroyo at ang pangalawa ay ang panlalait niya kay Rep. Teddy Casiño ng Bayan Muna. Sa miting sa Filipino community sa Auckland, sabi ni Aquino:”Share ko ho lang sa inyo isang tawang-tawa ako sa […]

October 28, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Arroyo and family  26 Comments

Mas makakabuti ba sa bayan na payagan na si Arroyo lumabas ng bansa?

Mukhang mahirap na desisyon ang gagawin ni Pangulong Aquino sa kaso at kalagayan ni Gloria Arroyo. Sinabi ng cardiologist ni Arroyo, si Dr. Roberto Anastacio, na delikado ang lagay ni Arroyo dahil sa paggalaw ng metal sa kanyang gulugud (spine). Nang tinanong si Arroyo kung maaring ikakamatay ito, sabi niya “Oo.” Mataas ang posibilidad na […]

August 20, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Gloria Arroyo and family  145 Comments

Wrong target of Aquino’s anger over GMA’s bail

President Aquino is justified in his anger over Arroyo being out on bail. But his anger is directed to the wrong person. A day after Arroyo was released from detention, Aquino spoke about his displeasure with Pasay City Regional trial Court Judge Jesus Mupas. He said Mupas was asking the “impossible” for requiring a corroborative […]

July 27, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Justice, Malaya  340 Comments

Arroyo out on bail in electoral sabotage case

From ABS-CBN: She does not have the last laugh. There’s still the PCSO plunder case. [/caption]Gloria Arroyo leaves VMMC Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has left the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) Wednesday, eight months after being placed under hospital arrest for electoral sabotage. Not surprising at all. Click here on the column I wrote […]

July 25, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Justice  25 Comments

Making Arroyo accountable for stealing presidency

At last, Gloria Arroyo is charged with plunder. Last Monday, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales filed before the Sandiganbayan plunder charges against Gloria Arroyo who is now detained at the V. Luna Medical Center and nine others for allegedly pocketing P365, 997,915 from confidential and intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office in several transfers from […]

July 17, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Justice, Malaya  44 Comments

Gloria Arroyo may be out on bail, thanks to DOJ-Comelec

Not surprising at all that Gloria Arroyo might be out on bail in her electoral sabotage case. That case was meant to be dismissed. No amount of lamentations by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes will cover the glaring incompetence in the handling of that case. This turn of events should […]

June 3, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Graft and corruption, Malaya  160 Comments